If her role in a prime time TV serial made her a household name in the country, her switch to politics with the same élan, the rapid rise within the BJP and her induction in the Union Cabinet as its youngest member have returned the spotlight on Smriti Irani.
As Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Irani has been entrusted the key responsibility of education. And the reason why she is the special guest at the Express Adda in New Delhi Thursday evening.
From the time the new government took charge, she has been in the news. For speaking her mind, and for the manner in which her ministry has engaged institutions.
Delhi is also the city she calls her own. Because it was here that she was born and went to school. She is the youngest woman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.